Graduate Research Papers


Open Access Graduate Research Paper


The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which school library media centers in one Area Education Agency region (AEA 7) in northeast Iowa are selecting, funding, and making available the new computer-based technologies. A confidential questionnaire was sent to 110 public and non-public schools in May, 1994. Media specialists in 77 schools responded. The results of the survey showed that a) the top-ranked determinant used in selecting computer-based technology was curriculum need, b) the top-ranked source of funding for the purchase of new technology was the local school budget, c) the most widely available computer-based technology resource in school library media centers was cable television, d) the greatest impact of the technologies was on the role of the library media specialist, e) the secondary schools have a higher average number of computer-based technologies than the elementary schools, f) the public schools have a higher average number of computer-based technologies than the nonpublic schools.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Division of School Library Studies

First Advisor

Leah Hiland


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